Mark Falinski

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Ph.D Student, Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Yale University

B.S., Chemical Engineering, SUNY Buffalo

Mark is a PhD candidate aiming to understand the structure-property-function-hazard relationships of nanomaterials to encourage safer and more sustainable selection and design of nanomaterials for emerging technologies in the water treatment and energy storage fields. Specifically, he is trying to understand the relationship between multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) shape, length, and surface chemistry and MWCNT aggregation behavior, toxicity, and efficiency as a cathode in metal-air electrochemical batteries. The goal of this work will be to allow material scientists to better select nanomaterials that achieve high levels of functional performance, with little to no negative impact on human health or the environment.